I'm opposed. The City is big on consultation, but I've seen zero on this idea. Have we had resident and business meetings? Are we going to have a re-zoning process?
There must BETTER ways to deal with this.
The situation we have now is not perfect, but as uncaring as it will seem to some, the idea of having to pack your belongings up every day (for 12 or 13 hours) is the inconvenience that acts as the stick, slightly, to get folks to seek - on their won - a better remedy.
A tent city means suddenly your have full-time campers, and presumably all the services they will need brought to the site by the contractor.
For those that are most in need, truly immobile, those are ones we need to find permanent, real homes for, not tents. Let's take the $4.5M budgeted for bike lanes and build the first home.
I've made a Facebook page for discussion.